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Design reviews are a common process in product and process development. They can enable knowledge sharing across an organization and ...

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As we embark on another year of our lean product and process development (LPPD) journey, our biggest success to date ...

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In my travels I have coached many teams through the obeya process and have seen that while each team’s journey ...

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Lean product and process development is not an easy undertaking, neither to understand nor execute. The concepts, tools and practices ...

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Case Studies

Product and process development is how new value is created through delivering great products that meet customer needs with profitable ...

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Articles

What are the key traits I should look for in a potential Chief Engineer? The answer to that question depends ...

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What’s a good “small step” to start off my LPPD transformation? Visual management (VM) is a great place to start ...

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I have 15 years of lean experience on the shop floor. Recently my organization’s product development leader was let go ...

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E-Letters

Takeshi Uchiyamada had a problem. He had just been named Chief Engineer for arguably the most revolutionary product in Toyota’s ...

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E-Letters

I was dreading the next eight weeks. Multiple surgeries at the University of Michigan Cancer Center had finally rid me ...

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